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POŽEGA - SLAVONIA COUNTY

The Golden Valley

The Požega-Slavonia County is the smallest Slavonian county, exceptionally picturesque and with a greatly varied offer on its territory. The culture of living and working here can be felt through the tradition of winery and well-known cellars, through pleasant and nicely built squares and a preserved tradition. In this ‘boutique’ space of Slavonia, hedonism is felt on every step. Quality wines, the Golden Valley, the fruits of nature, enjoying beautifully organised parks and town squares, a visit to the Stud Farm or walking on Papuk – all this is provided by this small area tailored to any visitor.

POŽEGA
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POŽEGA

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The pearl of the ‘Golden Valley’ is situated in the heart of the basin surrounded by Psunj, Papuk, Krndija, Dilj and Požeška Gora. This town, with almost eight centuries of written history, experienced its renaissance in the 18th century when craftsmen started to form their guilds, when schools, pharmacies and postal offices opened as well as when banking started. Požega got its name ‘Slavonska Atena’ (Athens of Slavonia) in the 19th century when numerous cultural associations were founded, of which many have been active until today. Revered as the patron saint of the town is Saint Teresa of Avila whose parish church adorns the same named square.

One can come to Požega from all the four sides of the world. Each entrance reveals a different part of the cultural heritage and all its roads lead to the Holy Trinity Square built in the Baroque style, unique in Croatia. On this square with its Baroque arches, there is also the Holy Trinity monument, the Saint Lawrence Church with frescos from the 14th century, the building of the Jesuit College and the first gymnasium building.

PAPUK
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From the depths of the former Pannonian Sea, the tops of the Papuk have risen to a height of almost one thousand metres above the sea. The first and only geopark in Croatia, Papuk, is geologically exceptionally diverse and huge waves of the former sea participated in its creation more than ten million years ago!

Witnessing the creation of this Slavonian mountain are the numerous fossil remnants telling the ancient story of the sea. Moreover, this Nature Park contains the formation of rocks that are over 400 million years old. During the summer heat, discover the dense forests of the Pannonian beech making the air incessantly fresh. This freshness of the forest hides as many as seven old town remnants, whose fortifications mostly date back to the 13th century when the Turkish army kept pouring in. This Slavonian heaven of mountains can tell you many more stories. It is up to you to listen attentively!

Curiosities

TASTES OF THE GOLDEN SLAVONIA

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BEĆARAC

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BARON FRANJO TRENK

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45TH PARALLEL

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PAKRAC MUNICIPAL MUSEUM

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SOVSKO LAKE (DILJ)

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LIPIK SPA

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THE SHRINE OF OUR LADY OF TEARS

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MADAME CLIQOUT

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DIOCENESAN MUSEUM

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SLAVONIAN BANOVAC

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ALARM CLOCK

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KUTJEVO VINEYARDS
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KUTJEVO VINEYARDS

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Kutjevo, a town of rich historic heritage, is known for its famous Kutjevo wines whose production tradition dates back to the Roman times! The first written data on Kutjevo are from the 13th century when the white friars, well-known among the people, founded the Abbey Vallis honesta de Gotho as an estate of the monastery. The famous Kutjevo cellar also goes back to that time and is today most certainly among the oldest wine cellars in the world still in use.

 

 

In the cellar, a special central place is taken by the stone table and the legend about the love affair between Baron Trenk and Empress Maria Theresa. Today the Kutjevo vineyards extend in the length of 55 kilometres producing wine from approximately 800 hectares of vineyards. Mostly white wine varieties are grown, Graševina certainly taking the first place among them.

LIPIZZAN HORSES
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The state stud farm Lipik is the home of sixty beautiful Lipizzan horses. The horses are known for their noble and firm body composition, resistance, great ability to learn and are very devoted to humans. The breeding of the Lipizzan horses originates from Slavonia, Lipik to be more precise, declared intangible cultural heritage in the Republic of Croatia.

The stud farm in Lipik was founded in 1843 by the Count Izidor pl. Janković who built horse stables. From that moment starts the story connecting horses and Lipik. It got the status of the state stud farm in 1938 when the Royal State Stud farm Stančić moved to Lipik.

With its tourist offer, the stud farm unites both the cultural and historic, rural and traditional experience of Western Slavonia, whereby it provides all its visitors with the joy of spending time with horses, riding a chariot or recreational horseback riding in the most beautiful and preserved nature of the region.

Find more information on the tourist offer of the County on the Tourist Board website.

TERRA PANONICA INTERPRETATION CENTRE
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TERRA PANONICA INTERPRETATION CENTRE

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The Terra Panonica Interpretation Centre invites you to an unforgettable journey as many as 24 million years into the past! Did you know that between Psunj, Papuk and Krndija, there used to live the oldest and biggest mammal, a whale? At the entrance, you will be received by the host of the exhibition, a whale, but also many other ancient sea creatures. We will draw your attention by means of various media and tell you interesting stories about the world of the nature surrounding us so that you get to love it and take care of it even more.

Just like true nature lovers and adventurists, you will research the stories on ancient but also present plant and animal species in Pleternica and the Požega-Slavonia County that used to be covered by the Pannonian Sea just like the entire Slavonia. The display units interpret the endangered and protected plant and animal species residing in the Pleternica surroundings. Many of them are a part of the NATURA 2000 network. You will get to know the living creatures such as those that crawl, walk, sing, hunt and fly.  Visitors can realise that during millions of years certain plant and animal species changed, i.e. discover the link between the species of today and their ancient predecessors. By applying the expanded and virtual reality, you will have an experience that you will most certainly never forget.  Discover our educational chests with the Pannonian treasure. The chests store games and objects used during various educational programmes. Apart from the contemporarily equipped exhibition, the visitors of all generations will enjoy the multimedia room where you can see a show on natural heritage and an animated film as well as enjoy the promenades of the most beautiful town park and along the bubbling Orljava River.

We are awaiting you with various programmes and informal learning activities on the nature and the world that surrounds us!

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